Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online.

On the site above, you can type in your zipcode or keywords to find hidden caches in your area! Creating an account allows you to track your finds and you can follow a specific cache or trackable item to follow the activity.

pretty thorough blog post on geocaching educationally

Like playing hide and seek? What if you could teach your core content at the same time? This site was created by PA educators to show how to use geotagging with Google Maps and Geocaching using GPS units to transform your classroom into an empowering exploratory environment and get your kids moving around and having fun.

The wiki above provides links to projects, trainings, meetups, events, etc.

EarthCaches are a type of geocache that are listed on They use additional guidelines when developed so that they provide a unique experience - a learning experience about Earth science!

Geocaching glossary
Geocaching books found at Amazon

hint: YouTube videos are fun to watch when you are getting started to learn a little bit more about geocaching!

This page is moderated by Karen Hornberger